The Capitol Dome

2018 Dome 55.1

Issue link:

Contents of this Issue


Page 48 of 59

47 THE CAPITOL DOME archon/?p=creators/eator & id=171. 17. "The National Academy," Broadway Journal, 17 May 1845, p. 307. 18. For more on this topographic view and others see "Historic Reportage and Artistic License: Prints and Paintings of the Mexican War" in Ayers, Picturing History, pp. 101–115. 19. William H. Truettner, "Storming the Teocalli— Again: Or, Further Thoughts on Reading History Paintings," American Art 9, no. 3 (Autumn 1995): 59. 20. Ibid., pp. 67, 68, 70. 21. Jochen Wierichm, Grand Themes: Emanuel Leutze, Washington Crossing the Delaware, and Amer- ican History Painting (University Park, PA, 2012), p. 51. 22. Thistlethwaite, Painting in the Grand Man- ner, pp. 16, 51. 23. T.U. Walter Papers, Archives of American Art, Reel 4141, 419–421, 17 Dec. 1852 to Col. C.G. Childs. 24. G. Kemble to Meigs, 3 Feb. 1853; Meigs to Kemble, 8 Feb. 1854; Kemble to Meigs, 16 Feb. 1854. Rothermel, P.F. File, Office of the Curator of the Architect of the Capitol. 25. "Editorial Notes," Fine Arts, Putnam's Maga- zine, 3 (Jan.–Jun. 1854): 120. 26. For an excellent study of this painting see Mark Thistlethwaite, "A Band of Exiles on the Wild New England Shore: The Place of Peter F. Rother- mel's 'Landing of the Pilgrims' in America's National Memory," in the exhibition catalog of the same name, for the exhibition in the William Center Gallery, Lafayette College (Easton, PA, 2014), pp. 3–43. 27. In an 1835 review of this painting, the Puritan emigrants were set up in direct contrast to the "tumult of the Irish mob, sweeping through the streets" of Boston, which reminds one of the anti- Catholic sentiments in Philadelphia in the 1840s; see Jacob Abbott, New England and Her Institutions by One of Her Sons (Boston, 1835), pp. 245–46. CREDITS: Figs. 1a and 1b. "Petitions and Memorials" referred to the Committee on the Library, Center for Legislative Archives, National Archives and Records Administration Fig. 2. U.S. Capitol Historical Society Fig. 3. U.S. Capitol Historical Society Fig. 4. Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, gift of Mrs. Sarah Harrison (The Joseph Harrison, Jr. Collection) Fig. 5. Smithsonian American Art Museum, museum purchase Fig. 6. Oil on canvas, 38 9/16 x 50 15/16 in. Brooklyn Museum, Dick S. Ramsay Fund and Healy Purchase Fund B, 77.220 Fig. 7. Oil on canvas, collection of Phoenix Art Museum, museum purchase Fig. 8. © D.R. Museo Nacional de Arte/ Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes y Literatura, 2017 Fig. 9. Oil on canvas, collection of the New York Historical Society, gift of Mrs. Louis A. Gillet, 1945.454 Fig. 10. Oil on canvas, collection of the Lowe Art Museum, University of Miami, museum pur- chase through 1987 acquisition funds, Bridgeman Images Fig. 11. Oil on canvas, 84 3/4 x 98 3/4 in. (215.3 x 250.9 cm), Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford, CT, The Ella Gallup Sumner and Mary Catlin Sumner Collection Fund, 1985.7 Fig. 12. Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, fund provided by the Henry C. Gibson Fund and Mrs. Elliott R. Detchon Fig. 13. Architect of the Capitol Fig. 14. Yankee Doodle 1 (October 10, 1846): p. 5. Fig. 15. Oil on canvas, 41 1/8 x 54 7/8, (Kirby Collection of Historical Paintings), Lafayette College, Easton, Pa. Fig. 16. Architect of the Capitol

Articles in this issue

Archives of this issue

view archives of The Capitol Dome - 2018 Dome 55.1